Yard House India Pale Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Didn't feel like adding a beer but per my server (after I asked) and menu this beer, at least the one on tap at the Va Beach location, is now made by Uinta out in Utah. Poured decent head on top of a light gold with minor lace. The aroma is some citric hops but not much else. Same for beer as it seems produced for the masses. The hops are just assertive enough that you know you're not drinking a light beer but other than some passing citric notes there is little discernible hop flavor and almost no malt backbone (some bread for a little filling body of beer). Even the finish is bland as not enough hops or carbonation to get noticed so comes across as watery.

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3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Yardhouse in Long Beach.

The tap list was quite lengthy, but nothing really stood out to me. The waitress told me that their house beers are brewed by Firestone Walker, so I thought I would give this one a try. I came to me right from the tap. It was a darker orange with a tiny, almost non-existent off-white head. The smell was a faint pine-hoppiness. The taste was very near to Union Jack, but duller. It felt very sticky and almost thick in the mouth. It was an ok IPA, but coming from FW, I expected a bit more.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

435th review on BA

App- A medium amber with some gold highlights and a one finger head. The lacing was pretty non-existant.

Smell- A very thick scent to this beer. It was a bit big and one sided with the malts. No real hops to it and smelled very sugary/sweet.

Taste- The big malty nose continues with the taste on this beer. Very sweet and candy like but no other tastes to balance it out.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbed and a thick candy taste remains.

Drink- Its one of those IPA thats on the menu to satisfy people they have an IPA. I was hoping for more since FW did this one but somehow I dont think it was their recipe the Yardhouse decided to go with. Wont come back to this.

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3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft into pint glass at Yard House in San Diego, Calif., on July 28, 2012. One-to-two fingers of head when I got it. Dark caramel color. Thick, foamy, frothy white head/lacing. Good retention on the top and sides.

Smelled wet citrus hops, lemon, lime, light pine.

Very bitter on the tongue. Tasted lemon, light pine, caramel.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Below average carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish.

Not a bad beer overall, especially for a house beer. It was way better than the Amber and a bit better than the Hefe. Glad Firestone does these.

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4.35/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap at Yard House, Boston, MA
Served in a pint glass

The beer poured a crystal clear, orangey-amber color. A small, fluffy, bright white head topped the liquid. The head eventually faded to a lasting cap of froth. Chunks of lacing clung to the glass.

The nose was hoppy and sweet. Fruity. Candied orange peel was most noticeable. Touch of mango and brown sugar. Some bubblegum notes were detectible as well.

Like the aroma, the flavor profile was also quite hoppy yet well balanced. Sweet caramel malts came through on the front end before the hops appeared. The hops were punchy and fruity. Candied orange peel dominated. Notes of mango and papaya were noticeable as well. The finish was slightly piney and only moderately bitter.

The mouthfeel was creamy, smooth and medium-full bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fine, moderate effervescence that made the beer to glide along my palate.

Yard House India Pale Ale may not be the hoppiest IPA out there but it was quite flavorful and remarkably drinkable. I would recommend it to anyone.

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2.96/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Nothing really special here, and I thought it would be a little better seeing FW is brewing it, maybe no time to put the love in it after brewing all of their great beers.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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Yard House India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.43 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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